Subject: Re: sysinst - autodetect for CD-ROM's
To: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/01/1999 23:12:09
Darren Reed <email@example.com> writes:
> Whilst you're all talking pie-in-the-sky stuff about making it look better,
> on the more practicle front,
FWIW, I _don't_ think it's practical to add new features while the
existing functionality (be it the display algorithms, or the existing
partition editor, or whatever) don't work very well and/or are
> is it worth looking at CD-ROM drives which
> have been detected during bootup, mounting them and searching the root of
> the mount point for something which looks like a valid install disk ? If
> it's no use umount it, go on to the next cdrom drive if there is one.
"When do you do this?" (not at bootup; what if somebody puts in a
I could believe an option to the cd install that says "search attached
CD-ROM drives for installation CD-ROMs" or something.
Send a PR requesting the feature, if you think it'd be useful. Maybe
somebody'll do it.
Chris Demetriou - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.